The last small update for the Porsche Cayenne was not released until October 2020. There, however, it was only about a slight increase in the electric range for the plug-in hybrid models. Now we seem to be facing a major facelift, as these new spyshot show for the first time.
The third generation of the Cayenne has been on the market since the end of 2017, so one or the other optical and technical optimization should be pending. Despite the tricky camouflage with a lot of black tapes, you can already see some changes on the outside. For example, the headlights could be a bit slimmer than before. New lights also mean that work has to be done on the front bumper and bonnet.
The latter has more complex shapes than before, which also extend into the bumper. The bumper itself looks beefier and seems to have slightly larger air intakes, but Porsche is traditionally good at disguising or padding the final body shapes, so we don’t want to allow ourselves a final judgment here.
At the rear, the placeholders for the final rear lights are the most striking. So it’s currently pretty much impossible to say anything useful about their design. It can be assumed that it will stay with the strip of lights, it may be slightly adjusted.
The tailgate and the rear bumper should also experience changes. Here it seems as if you are based on the Cayenne Coupé introduced in 2019, including the license plate moved downwards.
Unfortunately, we can’t say anything about interior updates. However, if you orient yourself on the recently launched Panamera, this will be limited. A few software modifications for infotainment, some new assistance systems – that should have been it by and large.
Porsche Cayenne 2022 Engine
As far as the drives are concerned, it is probably worth taking a look at the Panamera. The facelift received some engine room innovations. A 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 replaces the 3.0-liter turbo V6 as the basis. Also, a new Turbo S with a 630-hp twin-turbo V8 has been introduced.
There is also a completely new plug-in hybrid with 580 hp. The previous two PHEVs provide 480 instead of 462 hp and 700 instead of 680 hp. With the Cayenne, it should look very similar after the facelift.
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It is not yet known exactly when Porsche will officially present the revised Cayenne. Since this is the first Render sighting, it will probably take a while. We expect a debut in late 2021 or early 2022.